About Us

Alandata Data Recovery was founded in 1976 and has been developing data recovery applications and techniques ever since. Our founder Wayne Horner graduated from University of California at Irvine with a degree in Computer Science. He is an experienced programmer and wrote many of the utilites that we use for data recovery every day. He helped develop one of the first disk and tape controller boards. This combination of hardware and software expertise gives us the power to develop and solve many data recovery situations that other companies cant handle.
          At Alandata Data Recovery we go beyond simply fixing damaged drives we speak the language. We dont just run utilities, we write our own data recovery software! This means that we must have a very clear and complete understanding of the entire system at the lowest level. It also means that we can easily modify a program in order to maximize the amount of data extracted from a damaged system. We have written hundreds of custom tools and tweaks. We are particularly strong in RAID, NAS and Linux Data Recovery. We have written sophisicated tools to analyze RAIDS, rebuild RAIDS, de-RAID RAIDs, test their parity etc. RAIDS have mutiple drives which leads to many possible answers. Without having really great analytical tools then it becomes easy to overlook the correct solution and not get the data.

Some noteable accomplishments: Performed the ‘impossible’ … UNIX Undelete!   
 –  In 1986 ski resort operator Sun Valley accidentally deleted their entire seasons credit card receipts and database from their UNIX system. They were told that its impossible to undelete the files. Alandata studied the drive and figured out a way to undelete the data. We wrote the first set of tools  and successfully recovered all the lost data.    – Computer Giant Micron lost their database from their UNIX system. They carried their drive on a plane to Alandata. 24 hours later they flew back with their recovered data.   
– Alandata beats Ontrack – a large international data recovery company. IBM had a customer ovewrite a partition and lose valuable files. Alandata succesfully salvaged a large part of their data. Ontrack performed the same recovery and gave them back almost nothing useable.   
– Alandata beats ESS – another large national data recovery company. A midsized engeneering company had a large 5 terabyte RAID made up of 10 500gb disk drives. They sent it to ESS and after a month were told that they couldn’t recover the data. Alandata analyzed the drive and recovered the data 100%. We discovered that the Intel RAID controller had a design flaw and wrote the RAID in a jumbled non-sensical pattern. Through our custom analysis we discovered what the data pattern was and then wrote a custom raid program to unscramble it.   
– Worlds first GFS data recovery. GFS is a new Global-File-System. Its a file-system designed to be accessed from multiple computers at the same time from anywhere in the world. IBM had a customer at a major New York Medical School that had accidentally reformatted and partially wrote over a GFS partition. No GFS recovery tools existed. Alandata then set out to learn GFS and wrote a utility to recover it. We recovered 97% of the data with names and paths. We beat Ontrack on that also.

Data Protection Services

Alandata Data Protection and Cloud storage services feature automatic data backup and on-demand restore capabilities along with data recovery from failed storage devices including disk drives, flash drives, camera drives, solid state storage drives and RAID systems.

Our ADPC Services protect your data by backing it up automatically every hour or every day and the ability to restore lost or corrupt data on-demand. Anytime.